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DEI in Leadership Certificate

Become an empowered leader with Miami University's award-winning online Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Leadership Certificate. Choose from three concentrations and learn from experts in the field, gaining practical knowledge and strategies to support inclusive workplaces and communities.

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2 courses

Earn a verified, shareable DEI in Leadership Certificate


Begin your learning journey with a foundational DEI course


Personalize your certificate with a focus in Coalition Building, Health Equity, or Inclusive Workplaces


Cost per course (Total DEI in Leadership Certificate cost: $350)

Cultivate Diverse Workplaces and Communities

No matter your field or organization, you can benefit from diversity, equity, and inclusion advancements. Unlock your potential and enhance your commitment to DEI efforts with Miami's comprehensive online program. Our modules provide practical insights and best practices for cultivating diverse communities, workplaces, and relationships. Choose from three initial concentrations — Coalition-Building, Health Equity, or Inclusive Workplaces — and build a strong foundation in DEI knowledge. Advance your professional development and join the movement for a more equitable future.

Program Highlights

Show your commitment to inclusive leadership and allyship with Miami's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Leadership certificate program. Miami University has been recognized as a Top College for Diversity by INSIGHT Into Diversity, earning a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the past three years (2020-22).

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Geared towards those in leadership positions

Actionable strategies in every module

Facilitated by experts in their fields

Breadth of topics, including ableism, ageism, and mental health

Affordable and flexible

Discounted group rates available

Effectively Lead Diverse Teams

Well-managed diverse workplaces are more competitive, successful, and innovative than non-diverse ones. They have better team problem-solving abilities and exhibit less intergroup anxiety because they include different backgrounds and ways of thinking. Lead and support a thriving workplace and community by exploring critical diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and strategies.

Strive Toward Health Equity

As leaders, team members, community members, and allies, we all play a role in fostering inclusivity and cultural competence. Recognize and value marginalized communities' unique experiences and perspectives, and actively work to prevent microaggressions and bias in healthcare systems and practices. Put your best foot forward and equip yourself with the tools to promote equal access to healthcare and health determinants.

Put Inclusion into Practice

Our online DEI course prepares you to foster dialogue across differences by providing a deeper understanding of diverse experiences and perspectives. Facilitate difficult conversations, create safe and inclusive spaces, and work towards building more equitable communities. Miami University's renowned faculty will provide you with actionable steps and solutions to address DEI issues in your personal and professional life.


Distinguished faculty and staff from Miami University lead these engaging matters in our online Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Leadership Certificate. Together, they'll tackle five foundational topics. Build on the foundation by choosing one of three tracks: Coalition-Building, Health Equity, or Inclusive Workplaces. Once you've completed your course, you can stack your professional certificate with the other concentrations.

DEI Foundations

In the first five modules of your course, uniquely-qualified Miami experts will unpack essential DEI topics:

  • Biases, Stereotypes, and Microaggressions
  • Race and Anti-Racism
  • LGBTQ+ Identities
  • Ableism and Inclusion
  • Allyship and Advocacy


In the Coalition-Building focus, you'll gain insight into fostering conversation and collaboration across differences: 

  • Intergroup Dialogue
  • Intercultural Communication in a Globalized World
  • Indigenous Perspectives: Miami Nation

Health Equity

With the Health Equity focus, you'll uncover DEI issues affecting the healthcare industry: 

  • Emotional Well-being 
  • DEI and Healthcare Inequities 
  • Ageism and Age Bias

Inclusive Workplaces

The Inclusive Workplaces focus will empower you to be a stronger DEI advocate in your organization:

  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Masculinities in the Workplace
  • Strategies for Workplace Inclusiveness

Miami's expert faculty lead engaging topics.

Bronze Winner at the 43rd Annual Telly Awards

Compelling Content with Meaning

Miami University's renowned teaching and commitment to diversity are brought to life beautifully in award-winning video. Our online DEI modules received a Telly Award -- a global honor -- in 2022. 

Building a Better Future Starts with You

Invest in your future as a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion with our online course. Master the skills to become an active ally, inclusive leader, and effective mediator. With research-based tools and strategies, you'll extend your knowledge, experiences, and communication skills as an advocate for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive society. Plus, you'll enhance your career prospects with a verified digital certificate. Join us now to make a positive impact on the world around you.

Info for Miami Faculty and Staff

Current Miami University faculty and staff can complete the DEI course for free, including all of its specialized concentration areas. Contact for more information.